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County of Yolo-HHSA Human Resources Manager

02/27/2018 2:43 PM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Salary: $8,116-$9,865 Monthly; $97,393-$118,382 Annually

The County of Yolo Health and Human Services Agency (Agency) is recruiting to fill one (1) HHSA Human Resources Manager position.

The Agency
The Agency was formed on July 1, 2015, and encompasses the departments formerly known as Employment & Social Services, and Health Services (Public Health and Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health).  The Agency has approximately 550 employees, most of which are represented by one of three organizations (General Unit – Stationary Engineers, Supervisors & Professional Association, and Management Association).       

The Position
This position is a member of the Agency Executive Team, and provides complex support and guidance to Agency executives, managers, and supervisors.  Additionally, this position works in close consultation with County Human Resources to ensure consistent service delivery. 

This position oversees a staff of four (one Personnel Analyst, one Personnel Assistant, and two Personnel Specialists) and the team provides a wide variety of human resources to the support to the Agency.  Responsibilities of the Agency Human Resources team include: recruitment and selection, onboarding, discipline and investigations, training and development, employee engagement and wellness, payroll and personnel transactions, and leaves management.  In addition to providing oversight to these functions, the Human Resources Manager personally performs complex investigations, coordinates ADA activities, acts as the department liaison on labor relations issues (grievances, etc.), performs position monitoring and reporting functions, and provides consultation and guidance on HR issues. 

In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities, upcoming priorities for this position include:

  • Assisting in streamlining and documenting Agency policies and procedures
  • Centralizing, coordinating and communicating training and development programs within the Agency
  • Participating as the Agency liaison for the County's implementation of new HRIS software programs (timekeeping, learning management, etc.)
  • Continuing to refine the new employee experience (new employee orientation, onboarding, etc.)

Ideal Candidate Characteristics
In addition to the required candidate qualifications, organizational "fit" and adaptability to the work environment will be critical aspects for success in this role.  The ideal candidate for this position:

  • has experience managing or supervising a broad range of human resources functions (experience within a decentralized human resources office is desirable).
  • is a collaborative, experienced Human Resources Business Partner that involves, consults, and advises internal partners on human resources topics, and assists them to reach their goals.
  • reflects positive core values and operates with high levels of integrity, professionalism, respect, and ethical behavior.
  • is a skilled communicator and listener that can effectively write and verbally present in a concise and articulate manner to employees, peers, the Director, and other stakeholders.
  • is dedicated to their own professional growth and the growth of others.

Under executive direction, plans, organizes, and directs a comprehensive human resources program in support of the Health and Human Services Agency; provides leadership in the area of human resource management to the Director, Health and Human Services; acts as a liaison to the County's central Department of Human Resources.
This is a single position, management level class in the Health and Human Services Agency. The HHSA Human Resources Manager is responsible for coordinating and directing a variety of personnel services and activities for the agency including recruitment, classification and compensation, employee relations, payroll, staff development and training, onboarding and discipline.  The HHSA Human Resources Manager provides highly responsible and complex guidance and expertise on Agency human resources issues.
The incumbent in this class exercises direct supervision over lower level professional, technical, operational, and/or clerical staff.  This class is distinguished from the Principal Personnel Analyst in that the latter is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of staff whereas the former is responsible for a broader range of management activities. 

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:

  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to
  • By fax to (530) 661-2674
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

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